Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William and Susan Bridges
In today’s new work environment, the business world moves forward with many constant changes, with stories about mergers, bankruptcy, layoffs, and company restructuring dominating the headlines everyday. And more so than the literal shifts that occur in a company during these times of change, what is often the toughest transition for workers to go through is the psychological transitions that come from these constant changes. In Managing Transitions, Bill Bridges shows how organizations can understand change better and develop improved change strategies that can attack the area of managing change on the human side. After all, it is “always people who have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding change”. As a veteran business consultant, Bridges explains how, when employees have a clear purpose and plan, and have a part to play in their changing surroundings, an organization can go through changes successfully. Pick up this book if you’d like a book that provides “practical, step-by-step strategies for minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change”. A great managerial tool for anyone that operates in today’s tumultuous times.

Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.